Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“sorry to hear of your loss ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: me rosenthal - rock island, IL

“So sorry to hear about Chuck. We are out of town on vacation so will be unable to attend the services, but will be thinking of your family. God...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jim and Charlotte Coulter

“Aunt Janice and Family, Uncle Chuck was of course our favorite Uncle.We are sorry we can't make the trip back up there since we had just got home...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff and Diane Pappas - Lebanon, KY

“Words escape me at these times but I wanted to pass my condolences along to the family and Mark. I worked with Mark many years ago in the late 80"s...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Charles W. Holton - FL - Friend

“I never know what to say when these things happen. I just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss. Chuck was a good man and I am glad to have known...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: thomas herring - moline, IL

“Grandpa was the one that picked me up at school when I was sick, or took me to school when I missed the bus. Grandpa was the one who took me driving...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Alicia Jensen - Viola, IL

“not only was my grandfather my hero, he was my best friend and im really saddened to know that my son will never get the pleasure of meeting this man...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Haleigh Pappas - milan, IL

“Dear Janice and family, I was so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. You and Chuck were such good friends of our familys. There are so many good...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Scharell Young - Milan, IL

Charles O. Pappas, 80, of Swedona, IL, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Swedona Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301 4th Street, Orion. Burial will be at Swedona Lutheran Cemetery. Military Honors will be performed by the Orion American Legion Post #255. Memorials may be made to Swedona Lutheran Church where he was a member.

Charles was born on October 30, 1931 in Rock Island, IL, the son of Charles and Helen (Nichols) Pappas. He married Janice D. Tomlinson on April 10, 1954 in Swedona. He began his career on June 29, 1956 at John Deere Harvester in East Moline and retired as an Assembler on September 1, 1987 after 31 years. Charles served in the United States Army during the Korean War and a was a member of the Orion American Legion, U.A.W. 865 of East Moline, and a former member of the Sherrard Lion's Club. He was an Election Judge for the Mercer County Election Board as well as a member of the Wednesday Night Alpha Bowling Team. Charles enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, camping, bingo, and going to the casino.

Survivors include
Wife Janice Pappas Swedona, IL
Children Charles R. Pappas Milan, IL
Mark A. (Cynthia) Pappas New Windsor, IL
Chris Secymore Swedona, IL
Grandchildren Charles Christopher (Allison) Pappas Milan, IL
Chelsea (Sean Tripp) Pappas Moline, IL
Haleigh (Nicholas Schweska) Pappas Milan, IL
Alica (Joe) Jensen Viola, IL
Bryce Pappas Swedona, IL
Lisa (Jeremy) Lindburg Swedona, IL
Jennifer (Matt) Carlson Alpha, IL
Great Great Grandchildren William, Nathan, Bella, Karie, Brian, Brayden, Brock, and a great great grandson due in December.
Brothers Martin Pappas
Dave (Ruth) Overturf
Dale (Beverly) Overturf
Mother-in-law Susie Tomlinson
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 5 brothers.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at